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man and women embrace at their West Lafayette Indiana Elopement

WELCOME BACK TO OUR BLOG! We are oh so happy and excited to have you here and we hope you are just as excited to read about one of our cherished 2020 elopement couples!! This is… Jacki + Sam’s West Lafayette Indiana Elopement.

Way back in October, which seems like forever ago in 2020 time, we had the privilege and honor to capture the intimate elopement of those two insanely cool human beings!

Where it all Started

COLLEGE! Some of the best years for most people out there and it certainly sounds like it had a lot in store for these two. They met as tiny, baby freshman when they were on an extra-curricular team together! After that, they stayed pretty casual acquaintances and when they were seniors, THAT is when they started dating! 🙂 They actually had met in high school… but neither of them knew that! HA! Sam and Jacki both participated in FIRST Robotics teams. Apparently, it is a tradition within FIRST teams to exchange team t-shirts with other schools.

When Jacki was a freshman in college she noticed a boy wearing a shirt she most definitely recognized… “My excitement was enough to get over my general fear of talking to strangers, so I asked him if he was on that team. Turns out, no. He had exchanged with someone else.” Dang. Imagine her disappointment?! But then Sam turned to her and said, “Oh, but I do know you.”

Now he had her attention for a second time! WHAT?!

Turns out, he knew someone that had been on Jacki’s high school team and they knew Sam and Jacki would be attending the same college! Wow! Sometimes we all need a little reminder just how SMALL this world is, right?!!! Although this person had mentioned this fact to Sam, they never actually linked them up ;(

Jacki tells us she just keeping thinking, “THIS IS SO STRANGE!” At the end of the day, Jacki’s quick, couple seconds of bravery where she walked up to a strange boy with a shirt she recognized and had a conversation with worked out pretty dang well in their favor- if we do say so!

Their West Lafayette, Indiana Elopement

After four exciting years together, these two reached out to us as they were ready for the next step… ELOPING!!!! What sealed the deal? Well we actually asked them and here is what they had to say…

SAM:
“What I love most about Jacki is how endlessly thoughtful and considerate she is. Sitting with her and talking through an idea, I am always in awe of her creativity and how she leaves no stone unturned. Whether it is related to work, politics, research, or relationships, she knows how to be mindful of every party and can empathize with people of any background. As a partner, this manifests in small ways like checking with me that I will be comfortable watching something she knows might be tough for me, but it also manifests in big ways.”

and JACKI:

“Sam is a bit of a contradiction. He’s very principled and has some very strong opinions about right and wrong. But he asks deep questions, does his research, forms ideas carefully, and isn’t afraid to change his mind with new information. I always trust his read on a situation.Sam’s also one of the most caring and considerate people that I’ve ever had the fortune of being around. He makes my coffee every morning.”

A Samara House Elopement in West Lafayette, Indiana

These two eloped in Indiana’s very own, Samara house! It is absolutely extraordinary and compliments these two and their uniqueness so perfectly. The John and Catherine Christian House, more commonly known as the SAMARA house is one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in the entire United States. Jacki and Sam’s pup, Fitzgerald, was also able to make a cameo in their West Lafayette, Indiana Elopement which made the dog lover in Bryt and I ECSTATIC! We loved hanging out with that little Pug!

Keep your scrolling to see all of the jaw dropping moments captured from Jacki and Sam’s West Lafayette, Indiana Elopement!

wedding dress hangs in a well lit room
wedding rings and bands on display on shoes
the bride's wedding shoes
the back of the bride's wedding dress and her engagement ring
the bride looks off out the window before her West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
the bride puts her earrings in before her West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
the couples pug awaits his owners West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
the entrance to the samara house in Indiana
the samara house where the West Lafayette Indiana Elopement was located
the bride and groom greet each other before their West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
the bride and groom exchange vows in front of the samara house
the bride gazes at the groom in front of the samara house for their West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
the couple and priest exchange laughs during their West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
an intimate elopement at the samara house
bride and groom exchange rings in front of the samara house
an intimate elopement at the samara house
bride and groom kiss in front of frank Lloyd wright's samara house
the bride and groom sign their marriage documents at their West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
formal pictures from an elopement in west Lafayette Indiana
the groom kisses his bride on the forehead
bride and groom pose for their elopement photos
bride looks at groom for their west Lafayette elopement photos
bride and groom smile at each other in front of frank Lloyd wright's samara house
close up picture of bride and grooms hands
bride and groom and their pug for their West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
husband kisses wife for elopement pictures
couple embraces their pug for elopement pictures
close of picture of pug
bride and groom walk away from camera at their West Lafayette Indiana Elopement
bride and groom laughing at each other
bride smiling at groom
bride and groom hold hands walking towards camera
bride and groom hold up funny sign
bride and groom embrace for elopement pictures in west Lafayette Indiana.
bride and groom embrace for elopement pictures in west Lafayette Indiana.
bride and groom embrace for elopement pictures in west Lafayette Indiana.
bride and groom embrace for elopement pictures in west Lafayette Indiana.
bride and groom embrace for elopement pictures in west Lafayette.
bride and groom embrace for elopement pictures in west Lafayette.
bride and groom laugh with each other at sunset
bride and groom laugh with each other at sunset
bride and groom laugh with each other at sunset
bride and groom pose in front of foreign car
bride and groom pose in front of foreign car
bride and groom pose in front of foreign car
bride and groom pose in front of foreign car in west Lafayette Indiana
bride and groom pose in front of foreign car in west Lafayette Indiana
bride and groom pose in front of foreign car in west Lafayette Indiana
groom poses in front of foreign car in west Lafayette
bride and groom pose in front of foreign car in west Lafayette Indiana
bride and groom pose inside of foreign car in Indiana
bride and groom pose inside of foreign car in Indiana
bride and groom pose for elopement pictures in Indiana
bride and groom pose for elopement pictures in Indiana
bride and groom pose for elopement pictures in Indiana
bride and groom pose for elopement pictures in Indiana
bride and groom pose for elopement pictures in Indiana
bride and groom pop champagne for elopement pictures in Indiana
bride and groom pop champagne for elopement pictures in Indiana

HOW EPIC ARE THOSE PICTURES?! LIKE COME ONNNN NOW! We had an absolute blast creating actual, visual magic with Jacki and Sam and we hope you had just as much fun reading all about them! To see more pictures from another 2020 elopement we did, click here!

XOXO,
Sam + Bryt

photography

West Lafayette Indiana Elopement//Jacki + Sam

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